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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was born in Jesi in 1710 but made his name at the Court of Naples where he wrote many sacred dramas, cantatas and serenatas. But his lasting fame was as a composer of opera buffa, the most famous of which is La Serva Padrona of 1733.

But already he was suffering from ill health and retired to the Franciscan Monastery at Pozzuoli where he wrote his celebrated Stabat Mater and Salve Regina and where he died in 1736 at the age of just 26.